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O.9.2.1 Volunteer Individual Representation

Action

Improve the diversity of volunteers.

Why

Efforts to manage and revitalize downtown and main street district are done with a look towards the future and those that would utilize, live, work and enjoy it.  Thus, the volunteers that help the cause should be reflective of the community and would certainly have a desire to see their neighborhood and area of focus improved for future generations to experience.  As ambassadors for the organization, they can help shape the plans and direction.

How

The Board of Directors along with organizational staff should employ a recruiting process that includes inviting volunteers that are reflective of the community at large.

Main Street Management Assessment Rubric

Scoring Standards

Identities: Gender, Generation, Race/ethnicity, Abilities, LGBT+

4
  • Volunteers are made up of individuals who represent various identities within the community.
  • There is not a majority of any one identity represented.
  • There is a strategy in place to welcome a diversity of volunteers.
3
  • Volunteers are made up of individuals who represent various identities within the community.
  • The makeup of volunteers skews towards a certain identity.
  • There is a concerted effort to diversify your volunteers.
2
  • Volunteers are primarily representative of one certain type of identity with one or few individuals representing other identities.
  • There is acknowledgement to increase diversity, but no efforts have been made.
1
  • Volunteers are homogenous in terms of individual identity.
  • There is no effort to be reflective of the community.

-OR-

  • There are no volunteers.

Connecticut Main Street Center

P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141
860.280.2337

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